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Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
between japan and south korea. ties between the neighbors have been strained because of a dispute over the takishima islands, which are claimed by japan. he met on tuesday with his special envoy to south korea. . he told them the country is one of japan's most important neighbors and that they share the values of upholding democracy. and market economics. abe said he hopes japan and south korea will make a fresh start through the launch of their new governments. the prime minister took power last month. he will soon relay the message to the incoming administration. >> translator: i will convey the prime minister's message and would like to create an environment in which the two nations can iron out differences to improve bilateral ties. >> nukaga is scheduled to travel to seoul later this week. >>> prime minister abe was among many who offered new year's greetings to japan's emperor and empress. the imperial couple attended an annual ceremony with senior diplomats. the gathering happened in tokyo at the imperial palace. the emperor said in his message that he prays for the prosperity o
Jan 24, 2013 5:30am PST
>> north korea threatens to carry out another nuclear attack just days after the u.n. condemns its rocket launch. hello. you're watching al his era live from doha. the united states plans to -- al jazeera live from doha. 60% of young people do not have a job, the unemployment rate at its highest in 40 years. plus -- >> in egyptian -- in a community in southern thailand, resisting pressure to find another new home. >> china is calling for calm and restraint after north korea said it is planning a new nuclear attack. the announcement was made days after the u.n. increased sanctions against north korea following a rocket launch last month. harry fawcett has more. >> if north korea's recent rocket launch was regarded as an act of defiance at the u.n., the security council resolution said that from peon yang reform p'yongyang there was more to come. >> we're not hiding from the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the united states. >> this was both a return to the kind of fiery anti-u.s. r
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> north korea stepped up its response to a united nations security council resolution. officials say they plan to carry out a third nuclear test. >>> trade gap. japan logs its worst ever trade deficit as exports slide. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." authorities in north korea say they plan to carry out what they call a nuclear test of a higher level. they add that they plan to launch more long-range rockets. officials with the country's national defense ministry issued a statement warning of all-out action to defend north korea's sovereignty. >> translator: a series of satellite and long-range rocket launchers by the dprk and a higher level nuclear test are parts of an all-out action. this is a new phase in the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasted for centuries. we do not hide that the target of these actions is the united states, the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> the country's space agency launched a rocket last month. authorities claimed it was to orbit a satellite but other countries say north koreans were testing long-range ballistic missile technology. scientists
Jan 24, 2013 7:30am EST
>>> north korea stepped up its response to a yuptded nations security council resolution. officials say they plan to carry out a third nuclear test. >>> trade gap. japan logs its worst ever trade deficit as exports slide. welcome to nhk world "newsline." authorities in north korea say they plan to carry out what they call a nuclear test of a higher level. they add that they plan to launch more long-range rockets. officials with the country's national defense ministry issued a statement warning of all-out action to defend north korea's sovereignty. >> translator: a series of satellite and long-range rocket launchers by the dprk and a higher nuclear level test are parts of an all-out action. this is a new phase in the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasts for centuries. we do not hide that the target of these actions is the united states, the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> the country's space agency launched a rocket last month. authorities claimed it was to orbit a satellite but other countries say north koreans were testing long-range ballistic missile technology. scientists in th
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
. yesterday it was the united states, now it is south korea, the second warning in just two days pledging "physical countermeasures" and south korea if it participates in the u.n. sanctions. all of these take its toll on their relationships. their closest ally, china, appears to hint at exasperation. beijing is calling for restraint from north korea, while an editorial in china apostate-run "global times," says that -- in china's state-run of "global times" says there will be consequences. in its claim that aid could be cut if north peraea persists with these tests of nuclear and -- if north korea persist with these tests of nuclear and rocket technology. >> that is right. this is a clear indication of the growing frustration with north korea. the fact that this editorial here in one of the top newspapers in the country passed the government census, that means there is government approval. from beijing point of view, there is growing anger behind the scenes over north korea's actions. you might remember last year, for example, beijing asked north korea not to launch two rockets spirit of
Jan 25, 2013 5:30am PST
of the revolution. police fight with protesters overnight. talking tough. north korea threatened to attack south korea because of u.n. sanctions. french forces stepped up their offensive against rebels in mali. we are on patrol with them in the north. plus, why young people in cuba are playing with the idea of making music their career. we are getting reports of iraq that least five protesters have been killed in scuffles between the army and worshippers near the city of fallujah. thousands have been protesting for more than a month against the prime minister's government. they say the government promotes sectarian policies that discriminate against them. the latest violence began after the police. -- block protesters from entering the city. >> which call upon the army -- we call upon the army affiliated with iraq. if it is only loyal to the muslim nation and only belongs to the good land of iraq, to open the way for the scholars and people to give in to the city. they are not allowed to get in right now. the army has to be loyal to iraq. >> let's take some live pictures coming in from fallujah.
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
introduced last year, including vehicles by south korea's kindai. they recently began shipping cars from the u.s. to south korea. our free trade agreement between the countries have slashed terrorist. >> honda and other japanese automakers have also increased ship makers from the u.s. to south korea. south korea is continuing to buy cars for their friendly technology. and that's the news on business. here's a check on markets. >>> part of a rocket launched by north korea in december made by china could influence the u.n. security council's discussion. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvage from the yellow sea, including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and other foreign countries. they banned other countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the council. >>> thousands of defectors living in seoul have been compromised. they have arrested the man they suspect as leaking the inform
Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
with south korea. state-run korean central television broadcast kim's speech for more than 20 minutes. >> translator: what's important is to solve the confrontation between the two koreas. south korea should scrap its anti-north policies and take steps toward reconciliation and unification. >> kim emphasized the recent successful launch of what the north claims is a satellite-carrying rocket. many other countries believe it was actually a test of long-range ballistic missile technology. >> translator: we should use the moment of the launch to open a new era of building a strong economy. this is our slogan for 2013, for the party and the people. we should continue to fly the flag of our military-first policy to boost our military power that will let us defend our safety and sovereignty. >> kim delivered the speech indoors. when applause was heard, the screen switched to a photograph of the building. no audience was shown. north korea's founder kim il sung delivered policy speeches on new year's day during his tenure. but under his successor, kim jong il, the messages appeared as a join
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
-- america in its sights. north korea announces what it calls a new phase in its battle with the historic enemy. a top line from kim jung you know, there will be more nuclear tests, and north korea claims that the weapons are designed to reach the u.s. mainland. women on the front lines, america lifts a ban on females serving in combat units. a win for equal rights or a headache for the generals? we'll hear what you think. accused of carrying out summary executions, is a war against islamists rebels turning into an ethnic battle? also on the program, aaron is here with the world of business. better news for nokia, but still a long way to go, aaron. >> i don't know how they say hooray in finland, but i know they're using it. nokia has sold nearly 4.5 million of these babies, the new lumia smartphone. good news, but is it enough to play catchup with the likes of apple and samsung? >> it's 12:00 noon here in london, early morning in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in pyongyang, where the government has issued a chilling warning, claiming its nuclear weapons are designed to reach america. now, whet
Jan 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
to you. >>> against the advice of the u.s. government, the executive chairman of google is going to korea. can he persuade the young leader to open up on the floor of information? we'll talk more about that and the young man traveling with him to north korea. tasm . >>> some stunning travel plans in the works right now. the google chairman, eric schmidt, will be traveling to north korea, going with former governor bill richardson, on what is described as a private humanitarian visit. i traveled to north korea with governor richardson two years ago the last time he was there. he is standing by to join us, but first, listen to what the state department says about the upcoming planned visit. >> frankly, we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful, but they are private citizens and they are making their own decisions. >> and joining us now is governor bill richardson. so governor, how come you're going against the wishes of the state department, and heading off to north korea? >> well, i understand why they're cautious, this is a very sensitive time in diplomacy with north korea
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
>>> this morning, north korea's nuclear threat. >> and is it aimed at america? the secretive nation says upcoming missile tests are meant to target the u.s. we're live in seoul. >>> travel danger. snow is set to create treacherous travel conditions for a quarter of the nation today. and that record cold isn't over yet. >>> luxury living. a squatter moves into a multimillion-dollar mansion with nothing his neighbors can do about it. >>> plus, this -- >> is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show? >> matt damon hilariously hijacks "jimmy kimmel live." taking over the show, his own humor, his own guests. and there was nothing jimmy could do about it. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. north korea has drawn a bull's eye on america. its leaders have issued a direct threat that they will soon test a nuclear weapon and a long-range rocket, aimed at the u.s. >> there are signs that a nuclear test is in the works. and we know their missiles can now reach hawaii. but it doesn't appear they can combine them yet. >> defense secretary leon panetta says
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
an unexpected strong showing. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." experts following the move buys north korea are watching the clock. they say it's only a matter of time before the country carries out another nuclear test. north korean leaders promised to boost their military power in reaction to a u.n. security council resolution condemning their recent rocket launch. security council members passed the resolution unanimously. it expands existing sanctions, adding four individuals and six organizations, including the space agency. assets will be frozen and the individuals will also face a travel ban. officials in pyongyang are showing defiance. >> this suggests north korean authorities are prepared to conduct a third nuclear tests following ones in 2006 and 2009. they also declared they will no longer recognize a joint statement in 2005 from the six party talks on their nuclear development. that includes plans for the country to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs. officials from the u.s., china and other countries are urging north korean leaders to exercise restraint. >> we call on nor
Jan 1, 2013 5:30am PST
this hour on al jazeera. what is in store for north korea in 2013? kim jung il delivers his first new year's message. trying to ease public concern, we will tell you about china's attempt to monitor air quality in its most polluted cities. the united states senate has passed a temporary bill aimed at preventing a financial crisis. the vote came after the midnight deadline on new year's eve to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax hikes has of been delayed until march. but it still has to be approved by the house of representatives. >> this is the man who seems to have made all the difference. vice president joe biden came in the 11th hour to broker an agreement. but the deal comes at the december 31 deadline. for now, the u.s. is over the fiscal cliff. it has passed its first test in the senate with overwhelming support. >> of the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> but the key test to the agreement is whether it can pass here, the republican-controlled house of representatives. early on monday, president obama surrounded himself with middle- class families to
Jan 23, 2013 5:30am PST
the coalition with new sets of rivals. north korea threatens to step up its nuclear program after the u.n. condemns decembers rocket launch. >> a panel on the country's top court could throw out the jail sentence of a french woman serving time for kidnapping. more coming up. >> britain's prime minister says he will let the public decide if they want to stay in the european union if he's reelected. david cameron ended months of speculation by promising a referendum on the question, it he is backing. 2015. however, he said that he prefers britain to stay in member of the you. -- in the -- state a member of the eu. >> i am not a british isolationist. but i want a better deal for britain. but not just for britain, but for europe, too. i speak as a british prime minister with a positive vision for the future of the european union. a future in which britain wants and should want to play a committed and active part. i want completing the single market to be are driving mission. i want us to be at the forefront and also the transformative trade deals with the u.s., japan and india as part of th
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Jan 28, 2013 11:30pm PST
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
/yen, 113.92-97. >>> looking at other markets in the asia pacific, south korea's kospi is trading modestly higher. 1,999 at the moment. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index is trading higher by .4%. 4,710. >>> well, the world's largest consumer electronics show has opened in las vegas. crowds are gathering around ultra high-definition tvs. >> welcome to las vegas. >> more than 3,000 companies are showcasing their latest products at the consumer electronics show. they're shoelg off 4k tvs. the screens have four times the resolution of conventional high definition images. south korea's samsung electronics is the world's largest tv maker. people there have unveiled 85-inch and even 110-inch models. their tvs provide smooth streaming of online videos and voice-operated channel selection. sony has been selling 4k tvs since last year. the japanese electronics maker is the first to showcase a model with a 56-inch organic light-emitting diode screen. japanese electronics makers have been trying to launch 4k tvs ahead of their competitors. they want to turn around their struggling tv
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
in south korea? >> reporter: rob, here in south korea, there is not panic yet. but there is serious concern. yesterday, it was the u.s. today, north korea directed its threat in this direction. north korea warned there would be, quote, strong, physical countermeasures against south korea if it takes direct part in the tougher u.s.-backed sanctions recently passed at the u.n. and analysts say american intelligence, international agency intelligence, it all concludes that the north koreans' missile capabilities are getting more sophisticated. slowly but surely. and that is a concern to south korea and to the rest of the world. >>> well, gloria, what does all this tell us about the north's new leader, kim jong-un? >> reporter: with a new leader, there's a bit of hope that things will be different. of course, his father, kim jong-il was caught up in a cycle of threats and then tests and talks about denuclearization and walking away from the table. it looks as if kim jong-un, the new leader, is following in his father's footsteps, unfortunately. north korea appears to have turned its back on res
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> it has been a long journey but south korea is now a member of the exclusive club of countries that claim successful space launches. they say for the first time, they have sent a satellite into orbit on a domestically built rocket. the rocket carrying the scientific satellite blasted off wednesday from a space center in the country's southwest. >> translator: our scientist and engineers successfully launched the narrow rocket today it blasted off at 4 p.m. and 540 seconds later, sent its scientific satellite into orbit. >> the device will measure ion and radiation levels in space. the success of the tensely awaited launch sent jubilation across the country. south korean space official also been trying to send their own rocket into space with russian technical cooperation for the last 11 years. their two previous attempts ended in failure. analysts say north korea is likely to react sharply to the launch. the north launched what it called a satellite-carrying rock net december. the action drew international criticism amid charges it was a test of ballistic weapons technology. >>> japan's j
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
of a fiscal cliff. leader of north korea makes a rare news." broadcast a reunified korea. >> the gift of peace, the pope celebrates a new year's mass in rome. welcome to "bbc world news." also in this program, top concerns as one in three women in south africa try to lighten their skin. and an amazing escape by helicopter after it crashes into the sea in brazil. ♪ >> hello, happy new year to you. the deal is done now, the u.s. is counting on the and calls fof wrapped -- house of representatives to approve a bill that would avert the fiscal cliff. it was approved by the senate in the early hours in new year's day. the deadline was technically missed, but as long as the bill clears its final hurdle, a few effects will be felt, as today is a u.s. public holiday. >> vice-president joe biden, dropping in on congress until -- as the clock ticks down to midnight. with good humor, a deal with senate republicans had been struck. >> i feel very good, we will get a very good vote tonight. happy new year. >> members of both parties overwhelmingly backed an agreement that had required compromise from all
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
to punish north korea for its latest mission law firm. japan's lead envoy in the six-party talks on north korea's met his south korean counterpart in seoul on thursday. >> thank you so much for waiting. >> we agree that security council on behalf of the entire community must take the appropriate action sooner than later. >> both sides decided to cooperate in rallying support from other countries to urge new sanctions against pyongyang. south korea sits on the security council as a nonpermanent member. he also sought south korea's support for progress in the abduction issue. the japanese government says at least 17 citizens were abducted by agents from north korea during the 1970s and 1980s. >>> chinese people commented online that the editors used the paper to force their frustration. the weekly publication issued a correction on thursday to fix three glitches from the new year's edition. it said standard processes should be corrected and followed every step of the way in editing and publishing. it added that the staff is more aware of this than ever. this is the paper's first printed ref
Jan 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
a close watch on north korea. this weekend, that country appearing to up the stakes again, promising to retaliate against any country that imposes sanctions ordered by the u.n. north korea's new young leader also convening his team, prompting spy satellites to be launched tonight. we turn to gloria riviera. >> reporter: good evening, david. south koreans are concerned tonight after north korea singled this country out, vowing to take action against the people here if south koreans support the u.s. backed sanctions now being put into place. according to north korea's central news agency, kim jong-un met with top military officials to discuss retaliation against both the u.s. and south korea if they help confiscate much needed goods and supplies before they reach the north. that's just one part of the u.n. sanctions against north korea. punishment for its most recent long-range rocket launch, and its plans to conduct a third nuclear test. in a sign north korea's threats to the region and beyond are being taken seriously, japan today sent two new spy satellites into orbit, to monitor no
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
trading to be volatile following the government and boj announcement. south korea's kospi flat pretty much. 19 1,9 1,986. we'll see where trading takes us. global unemployment is on the rise. the international labor organization says the number of jobless people increased for the first time in three years as european credit woes continue to weigh on the global economy. officials announce on tuesday that nearly 200 million people worldwide were jobless in 2012. that's an increase of more than 4 million from the previous year. officials say unemployment grew not only in western countries but also in east asia and the middle east. nay say european debt problems affected emerging economies by hurting trade. youth unemployment is also on the rise. people aged 15 to 24 are counted for over a third of the total number. officials are urging governments to boost job training programs for young people. looking ahead officials say global unemployment will continue to rise this year to over 220 million. they site the sluggish global economic recovery as a reason. south korean journalists have voted to
Jan 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
korea. the president-elect park gave a positive response. they pointed out the need to face bilateral issues. abe hopes the new governments can build good relations. he handed park a letter from the prime minister expressing the wish. park said south korea and japan need each other in many ways. she said she hopes to work on reconciliation and cooperation while facing issues related to their common history. >> translator: we confirmed our shared view that we should improve ties from a broad perspective, even though there are several outstanding bilateral issues. >>> south korean president lee myung-bak visited disputed islands in the sea of japan last august. japan claims the islands which are controlled by south korea, the visit angered many japanese and inflamed emotions in south korea. >>> as japanese politicians try to repair relations with their counterparts in south korea, a legal case is presenting yet another challenge. a chinese man accused of committing a crime in tokyo has returned home after a south korean court denied an extradition request by japan. liu qiang is suspecte
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
's closest neighbor, south korea. the two countries are locked over disputes over the sea of japan. he told a group of lawmakers that tokyo and seoul should work towards peace and stability in the region. abe met the union members on wednesday. the delegation is headed by the chairperson of south korea's ruling party. >> translator: i believe we can contribute to the development of asia by working for peace and stability of the region and pursing economic development. >> abe called on the lawmakers to work on improving relations between the two countries which had been damaged over the dispute of the islands. south korea claims that japan owns them. and working closely with japan on regional security which recently conducted a missile launch. it's important that the two countries work together to build trust but japan must face up to the two country's shared history. >>> u.s. led forces may be winding down their operations in afghanistan but pilots are still flying. last year they used thousands of bombs and missiles. spokespersons for the multinational forces say fighter jets and helicopte
Jan 30, 2013 5:30am PST
charges. liftoff -- south korea launches this rocket into space after two previous, high-profile failures. an international donors' conference is underway right now in kuwait, hoping to raise $1.5 billion to fund aid projects for refugees displaced by the continuing conflict. let's go straight to al jazeera 's diplomatic editor, joining us from kuwait. are the pledges coming together? >> the pledges are coming together. we have certainly seen some very large amounts of money coming in, starting with kuwait itself, where this is being held. they pledged 300 million dollars. word is that is also being matched by -- $ 300 million. word is that is also being matched by others. if all the information is true, we are close to the $1 billion mark. add up the other pledges from other nations and some of the you and officials are quite confident it could be close to the figure they are asking for, $1.5 billion that they will need to fund the refugees. those in the neighboring countries around syria and those are in -- that are needing assistance inside syria. that is the heart of the problem. it i
Jan 23, 2013 7:30am EST
it on wheels. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people who watch north korea are watching the clock. they say it's only a matter of time before the country carries out another nuclear test. north korean leaders promised to boost their military power in reaction to a u.n. security council resolution condemning their recent rocket launch. security council members passed the resolution unanimously. it expands existing sanctions adding four individuals and six organizations, including the space agency. assets will be frozen and the individuals will also face a travel ban. officials in the pyongyang are showing defiance. foreign ministry representatives issued a statement condemning the resolution as an attempt to deprive north korea of its right to launch a satellite for peaceful purposes. the document says it is now clear the u.s. has a policy of hostility toward north korea. as a result, it says the north will no longer recognize the joint statement from the six-party talks in 2005. that includes plans for the country to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs. the statement goes on
Jan 25, 2013 7:30am EST
penalties on north korea in response to its rocket launch in december. the move is in line with sanctions the u.n. security council put in place. the u.n. resolution extends sanctions to four individuals and six organizations. they include the korean committee for space technology, that's north korea's space agency. their assets will be frozen. the individuals will also face a travel ban. the u.s. state department said they are adding the space agency and two related individuals to their sanction list. the u.s. treasury department black listed two beijing based representatives of a north korean bank and a hong kong based trading company. a spokesperson for the department said it's imposing further restrictions on entities that support the north's nuclear program. it wants to restrict the country's ability to use the international financial system for illicit purposes. north korean authorities responded to the united nations sanctions by announcing they will carry out a nuclear test of a higher level. now they are warning their southern neighbor counter measures if it takes part in the int
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
tokyo. >>> the team managing the transition of power in south korea has been thrown into disarray. president-elect park geun-hye nominated kim yong joon last week for prime minister, but now he's withdrawn his name. wim served as chief of the constitutional court and he led park's transition team. but allegations surfaced that his two sons were exempted from military service for invalid reasons. and many south koreans have criticized him for his extensive property holdings. kim reportedly apologized to the public and to park for causing trouble. park will become the country's first female president next month. park has been warning the outgoing president not to abuse his power. but park his lee myung bak has ignored her advice. he pardoned political allies, friends, and others who had been convicted of corruption. park and lee have been rivals since vying for their party's presidential nomination six years ago. president lee pardoned the former head of the korean communications commission and the former national assembly speaker. those were jailed for bribery. and he pardoned a nu
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
, korea, who receives large amounts of aid. on the other side were other nations. it was the first time they concluded the meeting without adopting a joint statement. new secretary-general minh has indicated that he wants to quickly resolve issues peacefully. >> we have a view to achieve ab early conclusion of a code of conduct on the south china sea. >> reporter: the asean flag feat tirring ten spokes spun together. it represents how member nations can have real power if they are united. but as china flexes its economic and military muscles, asean has so far struggled to find a cohesive response, bringing members back together ahead of the integration in 2015 will be a major test for the new secretary-general. nhk world, jakarta. >>> turning to another territorial dispute, the province of kashmir. official denounced the death of two soldiers, which the military blamed on pakistan. he added that this should not derail stronger cross border ties. >> this is completely unacceptable. but at the same time, it's very important we make sure that whatever has happened may not -- should not be
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
by north korea in december was made in china could influence u.n. security council discussions. the body is considering possible responses to the launch. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvaged from the yellow sea. including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and four other countries. u.n. resolutions ban member countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the north's long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the security council. >>> u.s.-based group human rights watch has called on the united nations to look into abuses at north korea. parents of a japanese abducted by the north joined the appeal. the group's tokyo office chief has said the world has focused on the north's nuclear programs, not its human rights record and called on japan's government to lead efforts to launch a u.n. investigation. she was backed by the parents of a man who was abducted by the north in 1977 at the age of 13. >> translator: it is unacceptable.
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
cautious approach in dealing with sensitive issues with their neighbors, especially south korea. >> i think the administration and many strong supporters of the u.s./japan alliance are worried about what would happen politically if the statement were revised or that pandora's box were opened. i think it would be used by the opponents of the stronger u.s./japan alliance to criticize the abe administration or use china to isolate japan. >> kono issued the statement in 1993 when he was japan's chief cabinet secretary. it apologized to so-called comfort women in south korea and other countries. many of the women were called in to provide sexual services for japanese soldiers during world war ii. the issue has kept japan and south korea at arm's length for years. >> what people in japan have to appreciate is korea is an important ally. when japan/korea relations are bad, we suffer. it only complicates our ability in washington and tokyo to work together with south korea to deal with the two big challenges we have, the rise of china and the north korean nuclear weapons program. >> green said the
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
's leader is on a visit to south korea. they met with the first woman to be elected president of south korea, park. the two female politicians encourage to do what they can for their respective countries. our seoul bureau chief reports. >> reporter: last year, aung san suu kyi traveled after a long period of house arrest. now since being elected to parliament she's asking her korean colleagues to support myanmar's democratization and the country is still in its infancy. >> we shall be in a better position to help other peoples every where. when we talk about peace and prosperity in our country we're not talking about just for our people, built for human beings the world over. >> reporter: they have similar background. both grew up as the daughters of political leaders in their respective countries and both fathers were assassinated. the president-elect of korea says shelves a strong connection and praises her achievements. >> translator: i admire your long term dedication to the cause of democracy in your country and the sacrifices you have made. i know what life is like when you decide to g
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
. and north korea sends him a congratulations message. [ ♪ music ♪ ] there was frightening news from the other side of the pacific today. north korea has vowed to continue testing new nuclear weapons and said it would launch long-range rockets that it claims can reach the united states. this is just after the united nations instituted sanctions on its last rocket launch. it does not seem to have much impact on kim jung-un. a variety of satellites and long long-range rocketses which will be launched one after another we will target the u.s. the sworn enemy of of the american people. settling accounts with the u.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law the rule of its survival. what? the country's belligerent stance is one more issue on the president's full foreign policy plate, and it's going to be a concern for john kerry if he's confirmed secretary of state as he's very likely to be, increasingly likely, as a matter of fact. he got a very warm welcome from both sides of the hearing at his confirmation hearings in the senate today. >> the friendship has endured i
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
, there was problems in korea, in japan, then we came over here and went back to the european crisis, we went down to south africa where there were problems. and in every case the treasury secretary would come and say, look, walter, i need help. we don't have these kind of people at the treasury. can you offer up somebody, you know, that would understand this and be able to deal with it? now, walter riston would always say i've got the person. the person's name is bill rhodes. but you can't take him, you can only borrow him on that. and so, you know, and here was the fun part. the fun part was every once in a while bill rhodes would go on vacation, and every time he went on vacation it was walter riston who had to call him and tell him, please, come back to new york right away. and all of that. so the joke was, and it wasn't much of a joke, was that every time he started talking about going on vacation, people ducked. on this one, because they knew something was coming. and with all the lessons that he has developed and learned and applied to in terms of debt crisis, i'll not name the individual's
Jan 3, 2013 6:00am PST
'll tell you why google is going to north korea just ahead. >>> bundle up this morning with temperatures running from frigid to mild as we progress throughout the day. we'll tell you what the weather will hold for the first weekend of 2013 coming up. >>> plus, an update on that disabled vehicle for 101. ice reporteded for 280. we'll show you that peninsula commute coming up. >>> a brisk, chilly look right now at the city by the bay. that's the bay bridge in san francisco on this thursday, the 3rd day of january. the 3rd day of 2013. enjoy this one. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news in san francisco. an overnight home invasion and as many as five suspects on the run this morning. this is happening on 40th avenue and anza street in the city's outer richmond district. that's where "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live with the one thing the suspects left behind that could lead police right for them. interesting, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you. new information. i just spoke with people in
Jan 24, 2013 5:00am PST
detained for questioning but no arrests were made. >>> and on state television, north korea quote, the worn enemy of the un council. they condemned south korea's threat and they say it is part of an all out action target being the united states. >>> some 0 who live near the sikh temple are fed up with the traffic and people parking illegally during prayer services and who'll taser. they say the amount will almost double in size. >>> fortunately the water main break is not affecting sir frances drake? >> no, obviously if you live in- mile-per-hour you might see some activity but it's not affecting them. this commute looks good so far on 880 westbound and it is still wet from overnight rain and showers we had. so you might want to if i have your of more and no major problems there. if you are driving in fremont, across the peninsular it is a nice looking drive on the san mateo bridge. 5:08 let's go to rosemary orozco. >>> how are you this morning, it is time to perhaps ditch that umbrella. moving to the south, we have some rain falling over salina and here at home we are mainly dry and i do s
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Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
, iran, and u.s. support for israel. plus, the chairman of google lands in north korea on a controversial trip with former new mexico governor bill richardson. >> we're here as individual american citizens. >> bill: so. >> shepard: so what's the internet titan doing in the world's least connected nation? and the suspect in last summer's colorado movie theater killing spree back in court. tonight, our first look at the prosecution's case against james holmes. and that's first from fox this monday night. it was a painfully difficult day in the courtroom where aurora, colorado police officers testified the victims were crying out for help. blood all over the place. the movie still playing overhead. cell phones ringing. chaos all around the families of the massacre victims hearing emotional testimony from those who rushed to save their loved ones lives. taking some to hospitals in their patrol cars with as they put it blood sloshing on the floor board. investigators say james holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 more when he opened fire at the midnight premier of the dark night rises. today
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
korea for a controversial visit to that communist nation arriving in the country along with former new mexico governor richardson. richardson spoke of the trip in beijing early today before departing for north korea calling it a "private humanitarian mission." stay with abc7 morning news and we will have much more on this trip to north korea in our 6:30 half hour including who is new criticizing the visit. >> in sacramento the california legislature begins a new session with democrat law makes with a supermajority in both the senate and assembly. the governor brown will set the stage when he plans to release the proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in july. >> the petaluma city council will start the new year with a formal vote on antismoking ordinance. in december they approved a ban on smoking in places that include all hotel rooms, private apartments and condos, as well as outdoor spaces including balconies and courtyards and sidewalks. the new regulations are intended to protect people from secondhand reports. petaluma's ordinance is sight all right more stringent than a
Jan 3, 2013 5:00am PST
headquarters with details of its plans for north korea. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. no official comment yet from google headquarters here in mountain view behind me. the ap is reporting that google ceo eric schmidt will be traveling to north korea possibly by month's end on a trip that is private, humanitarian in nature and possibly led by former new mexico governor bill richardson. that would be significant for a number of reasons. first off, north korea is very secluded. cutoff from the rest of the world. the last frontier in cyberspace. the country doesn't allow citizens access to the world wide web. some can go on a local internet controlled by the government. they want to bring the internet to everyone. whether schmidt will push for that but allowing the google ceo to visit could be very symbolic. this is also interesting on timing. a couple days ago in a new year's day speech, kim jong-un emphasized the importance of bringing his country into the 21st century when it comes to digital technology and commuters. a leader of that country meeting with the le
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